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One way to quickly resolve the coronavirus crisis may be a major war breaking out somewhere. The economy will recover with the merchandise of weapons once the war begins.

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Comment by Hiroshi Endo, board of education chief in Tsubame, Niigata Prefecture, in a document distributed at a regular meeting of the board. The board posted an apology and announced on Sept 2 at a press conference that Endo was resigning.

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Idiot and morally bankrupt.

12 ( +12 / -0 )

Good that he's "resigning", but if this is the type of thinking which influences the student cirriculum there, then damage is alredy done.

9 ( +9 / -0 )

Holy crap! Who in their right mind would connect War and a virus? What is it with politicians, they seem to crave sending youth to their death. There is a serious problem with Japan's ruling elite.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

This, unfortunately, is not an original thought.  War is a profitable business.

12 ( +12 / -0 )

Maybe the virus itself is a secret weapon. It's certainly as disruptive as a war.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

Yeah, sounds like this guy knows what’s coming. An insider

3 ( +5 / -2 )

What an idiot! And he's the education minister?! Obviously, he has NO CLUE about history. WW1 was the main reason the Spanish Flu spread so quickly and so far and wide. A war during a pandemic will fuel the pandemic even more- not solve the issue. What a muppet!

6 ( +7 / -1 )

In economics, this is known as the "broken window fallacy".

https://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/08/broken-window-fallacy.asp

1 ( +1 / -0 )

How dare these guys even come up with such statements!!

Scum like this destroy the life of common folks like us.

What would he do if the war is here..and some other economy recovers!!???? Or would he find it acceptable coz his theory becomes valid anyway....

3 ( +3 / -0 )

I'd like to see him digging a hole to stand, sleep in, upto his knees in cold water, and his own filth, then enduring huge explosions atomising his comrades. Should he survive a glorious banzai charge awaits, into concentrated machine gun and mortar fire, I get it the virus would get the hell out of there. But the economic profits now that's worth it.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

The morons running the education system here - no surprise. And no understanding of basic economics either.

 War is a profitable business.

It's profitable for some people at the expense of most people. Economies are wrecked by wars, not saved. Part of the reason people believe otherwise is because of the pervasive myth that World War 2 ended the Great Depression. It didn't. The end of World War 2 did.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

I am sure Endo will be the first to volunteer to storm the beaches of some disputed island chain.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Well a single Japanese boy is worth way less then that a single missle so sadly he does have a point, evil can justify anything.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Seems to me that he was simply making an observation, not advocating for war. If that's the case, why on earth did he have to resign? Unless the translation is missing some context.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Seems to me that he was simply making an observation, not advocating for war. 

Aside from being factually inaccurate, it was most likely very inappropriate in the context of a board of education meeting.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Economically illiterate, Scientifically illiterate and morally bankrupt. Perfect candidate to head a BOE!

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Aka solution to a crisis, is to create a larger crisis...

0 ( +0 / -0 )

No wonder so many are Bored of Education

1 ( +1 / -0 )

So the “ coronavirus crisis” is entirely an economic phenomenon?

And there I was, thinking it was somehow health-related....

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